The Kellogg Health Scholars Program recently announced its 2009-2011 recipients. Through this program, leaders emerge with the competence to undertake research about the nature of social disparities in health and about interventions to reduce those disparities; the capacity to partner with communities in carrying out research and building policy advocacy; and the skills to inform and support policy makers who seek to reduce and eliminate health disparities.
The Kellogg Health Scholars Program consists of two tracks and offers two-year postdoctoral fellowships at eight training sites. The Community Track highlights community-based participatory research, and relationships between academic health disparities research, public health practices in communities, and policy development, and is managed by the University of Michigan.
The Multidisciplinary Track, managed by the Center for Advancing Health, highlights a multidisciplinary approach to studying the determinants of health inequalities and inequities. Both tracks highlight the translation of health research into policy findings and recommendations.
The Center for Advancing Health also serves as the National Office for the Kellogg Health Scholars Program.